Situations, Alternatives, and the Semantics of 'Cases'
Friederike Moltmann
February 2018
 

This paper is a first systematic study of constructions with the noun 'case'. 'Case'-constructions, which are extremely common in everyday speech, bear on a range of central issues in semantics, such as the semantic role and nature of situations, the semantics of (that-)clauses, the nature and determination of alternatives (alternative semantics), the semantics of conditionals, and the connection of the predicate 'is the case' to truth predicates. This paper develops a unified semantics of 'case'-constructions within a situation-based version of alternative semantics (truthmaker semantics).
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keywords: situations, alternatives, conditionals, kinds, semantics
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